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Episode 14: The 50th Anniversary of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Recorded on Facebook Live

Sunday, April 8, 2018

One of the most influential science fiction films of all time is celebrating its 50th anniversary and we're talking about it on the podcast. We look at some of the trivia surrounding the film, the special effects and how they hold up today, Stanley Kubrick's directorial choices and more. Joining John to chat about the film are movie critic for WBAI Hour of the Wolf Dan Persons, author Julio Angel Ortiz, and writer/editor Glenn Greenberg.

Glenn Greenberg is an award-winning editor/writer whose work has appeared in numerous books, comic books, Web sites, and lifestyle and news magazines, published by top companies such as Time Inc., Simon and Schuster, Scholastic Inc., Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Time Out New York, Lockwood Publications, and TwoMorrows Publishing.

Julio Angel Ortiz is a writer in both print and electronic media. Julio has had an audio drama released for the original sci-fi series The Dome and short stories published in collections by Obverse Books featuring Iris Wildthyme and Señor 105. He also has several eBooks available for Kindle via his Vox Camera imprint. When not banging his head against his notebook in order to string words together, Julio works in Information Technology during the day and is also active blogging, posting on Twitter, and working at his photography.

A long-time figure in the world of genre journalism, Dan Persons' movie reviews can be heard on Hour of the Wolf, every Thursday morning on WBAI 99.5FM in New York (, and his coverage of upcoming films can be seen on CFQtv, which airs regularly on the Monster Channel (

Kubrick apparently was inspired by the following animation from 1960.

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